Things To Know Before You Come
Here are some things one might want to know before visiting the park. Please look at the other links provided above for additional information.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Did You Know?
Lincoln was the first president to give national status to Thanksgiving Day. His last proclamation, October 20, 1864, appointed and set “apart the last Thursday of November...to be observed by all…as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the universe.”